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Full text of "The Cambridge Natural History"

INCISORS   OF

1 inhabits the Oriental region. It is a larger
L any other Insectivore, about the size of a Cat, and
um extending "between the neck and the fore-limb^
fore-limb and the hind-limb, and between the hind-limb
This patagium is abundantly supplied with muscu-
the fingers are not elongated as in the IBats for its
a the degree of its development^ "however, the pata-
is creature is midway between that of Sciuroptems
hand, and the Bats on the other. It presents many
features in its organisation. The brain is like that of
ora in the exposure of the corpora quadrigemina by
-ctension. backward of the cerebral hemispheres ; but
tirface is marked by two longitudinal furrows on each
,e of affairs (in combination) which is unparalleled
Mammalia. The teeth are peculiar by reason of the
mib-like " structure of the lower incisors. This,, liow-
exaggeration of -what is to be found in Jtliyncliocyon.
'Oj7Lusf while the same style of tooth, though not so
loped, characterises certain 33ats. The Tupaiidae and
Lurs show what Dr. ILeclie regards as the beginning of
ling. As in jTitpctia, also there is an indication of
^ristically ILemurine STiblingua. The stomach, is more
ihan in other Insectivores, the pylori e region being
3 a narrowish tube. There is a caecum. A, peculi-
j intestinal tract is that the large intestine is longer
laU.

Order  XII.      CHIROFTKRA.
r thus   define   the   IBats :---Flying   mammals, with,   the
>f the four digits of the hand following the pollex
ngated, and supporting between themselves and the
and tail a thin integumental membrane, which
fing. The radius is long and curved ; the ulna rudi-
The knee is directed backwards, owing to tlie rota-
i limb outward by the wing membrane- From the
of the ankle-joint arises a cartilaginous process^ the
ch supports the interfemoral part of the wiog mem-
selie,  *Ubor GaleopitKecus," -ST. Svensfa ^.k* JEfatulL 1886.